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I still remember my first Romance Writers of America© conference. It was huge, overwhelming, and filled with some of my favorite authors. I got to meet one in an elevator (she spoke to me!) and I fan-girled over another at a librarian event. Both were so incredibly approachable, appreciative, and generous.

The moral of this story?

Writers are readers, too. We’re also human. Like my books? (And I hope you do.) Or hate them? (Please say it isn’t so!) Either way, feel free to connect with me through my newsletter, blog, or on social media. I’d love to hear from you.

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Paula Altenburg


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Spy Games Book Two

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Two can play this particular game.

When software engineer Dr. Irina Glasov’s top secret project is compromised, Irina has no one she can trust and only one place to turn.

Canadian Security Intelligence Services officer Kale Martin is ready to step up to the plate. Finished with his latest assignment, he’s all-in to help the reserved but very sexy Dr. Glasov find her man. Getting the brilliant doctor to let down her guard long enough for things to heat up between them quickly becomes a game Kale plays to win.

Irina’s not foolish enough to trust her heart to a man who lies for a living, and she knows he’s been lying to her. That doesn’t mean she’s not willing to play along.

Unfortunately, a cyberstalker is playing with her, too. Irina soon has no choice but to put all her faith in Kale, because with a higher priority case unfolding for CSIS, he’s left on his own to investigate. Can they work together to figure out who’s hacking into her computer before her reputation is ruined?

Or is Kale the one who will ruin her?

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Spy Games Book One

Read Chapter One here

“International intrigue, adversaries with more in common than they want to admit, and ohhhh the chemistry…I couldn’t put Her Spy To Have down!” ~Samanthe Beck, USA Today Bestselling Author of Emergency Engagement

The games are about to begin.

Au pair and Canadian ex-pat Isabelle Beausejour has been living abroad for most of her twenty-four years, traveling the world with her irresponsible father. When Isabelle finds herself stranded in Bangkok, with no job, no money, and nowhere to turn, she soon becomes desperate.

Canadian Security Intelligence Service officer Garrett Downing is on the hunt for Canadian military goods that have gone missing. Instead, he finds himself coming to the aid of a young Canadian woman with more resourcefulness than common sense.

Isabelle has no choice but to accept a stranger’s help in getting back home to Canada. Once there, however, as enemies turn into lovers, it soon becomes a game of keeping secrets. Garrett is more than he seems. Isabelle knows more than she’s willing to admit. Will she choose loyalty to her father over the love of a man who tells lies for a living?


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Books in the Spy Games series:

Her Spy to Have, Book One ~ March 2016

Her Spy to Hold, Book Two ~ May 2016

His Spy at Night, Book Three ~ September 2016
Book Four TBA 


Latest Releases:
Paranormal Romance 


Where the outlaws are out of this world…

US Marshall Sam Kyote has been sent to the dry old town of Coyote Bluff to recuperate from a top-secret government experiment that’s left this law man a little…well, different. But Sam’s about to find out that the town of Coyote Bluff has a whole lot of secrets. Most of which lead to Libby Mayden-the sexy, long-legged, and tight-lipped sheriff who saved his ass from an alien ambush.

The last thing Libby needs is a US Marshall poking around her town, especially one who’s hotter than the Nevada desert sun. She can’t let Sam find out most of her town are wanted outlaws. Between the aliens, the gunfighters, and a searing sexual attraction to Sam, she’s in a whole heap of trouble. And Libby’ll stride both sides of the law-and Sam-until she’s forced to choose between self-preservation…and her heart.



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“Cowboys and Aliens oh my! This book reminds me of old episodes of the Wild, Wild West. You have the government agents and high tech toys in US Marshall Sam Kyote. You have the bad girl gone good in Coyote Bluff Sherriff Libby Mayden. There are bad guys in the shape of aliens and the occasional politician. Romance and secrets. This is an all around fun read.” ~ Donna, Goodreads

“It was hugely entertaining and as usual this author kept me enthralled with her words. If you are looking for a romance with a difference then perhaps give this book a go and enjoy the ride!” ~ Marta Cox @ Goodreads

“This is the first book I read from this author and I’m really impressed. I started reading this book without any expectation and ended up liking it…” ~Andrea @ Goodreads

“I would definitely read more from this imaginative author…” ~ Tanya @Goodreads


Contemporary Romances 

Whoever claimed it’s better to have loved and lost has never met Jess Palmer.

Small business owner and metalworks artist Damon Brand finally has his future in sight when his past rattles into town in a broken down car stuffed with designer clothes and sky high heels. The last time he saw Jess, he declared his undying love. In return, she stranded him by the side of the road, taking his boots, pants and the tattered remnants of his heart.

So much for the bright lights of LA. Failed actress Jessica Palmer arrives back in Cherry Lake, Montana homeless, destitute, and desperate. She’s hoping her grandfather will let her have her inheritance early so she can make a fresh start—anywhere but Cherry Lake. No deal. She has to stay for six months and get a job to prove she’s matured. Not easy in a town where she flamed all her bridges in order to flee a wild child reputation and her high school sweetheart.

With every door that’s slammed shut in her face, Jess grows more determined than ever to prove she’s changed, even if it means she must turn to her first love, Damon, for a job at his gas station. Surely 10 years is enough time for him to forgive and forget…


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“An emotionally charged story…” ~ Janine, Janine’s Cool Cats and Reviews

“The more I read of Cherry Lake the more I love it. This series is an absolute winner! This book is every bit as good as the first two and I am hanging out for more!” ~ Shelagh, Amazon

“A sweet story…”  ~ Trish S. Goodreads

“Loved this one! It’s a story filled with hope and forgiveness, doubts and insecurities, and in the end love. Great writing and characters make this one you don’t want to miss!” ~ Bette Hansen, Goodreads

“…It was wonderful to see how Jessica redeemed herself and how Damon and Jessica grew together. This is a well written book and a great addition to the Cherry Lake Secrets.” ~ Sbart61, Amazon

“A heartwarming story that might let you believe second chance at love might happen. The characters pulled me in from the first page. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series and books by this author.” ~ Donna, Goodreads



Nobody promised love would be easy.

Singer/songwriter Danielle Jackson, a bright star in the Canadian music industry, appears to have it all—until a tragic accident takes it away. With contract obligations to fulfill and deadlines looming, she really needs the friendship and support of the one person she could always rely on.

Unfortunately, he’s also the person who’s hurt her the most.

Single dad and small town farmer Christian Hunter used to believe if you love someone you should let them go and trust they’ll return, but ten years is a long time. When Danni comes home to recover from the car crash in which her fiancé and fellow band mate was killed, he knows he should leave well enough alone. He’s done with comforting broken-hearted women. These days, he’s saving his love for his young son.

Sometimes love, however, deserves a second chance.

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat level: Sensual

(50,000 words)

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